Medicare

Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.
Dec 7, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission this week discussed several draft recommendations for Congress, which the panel could vote on in January.
Nov 1, 2018
A federal court today ruled in favor of the AHA and its member hospital plaintiffs, and reinstated a mandamus order establishing annual deadline-based targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level.
Oct 24, 2018
AHA and member hospitals yesterday told a federal court that court-ordered targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level remain crucial for ensuring a maintenance of effort by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep 25, 2018
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department are likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office, according to a study released today and prepared for the AHA.
May 26, 2022
As Congress begins its scheduled district and state work periods, the AHA is asking hospital and health system leaders to contact their lawmakers and urge them to halt further cuts to hospital payments.
May 25, 2022
It is broadly acknowledged that Medicare reimburses hospitals less than the cost of providing care and their reimbursement rates are non-negotiable.
May 24, 2022
The latest report contains many of the same flaws as last year’s report, says Aaron Wesolowski, AHA vice president of policy research, analytics and strategy.
May 20, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 8 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS).